Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sport Offseason

So far, this summer has been relatively good for my favorite sports teams. In the world of soccer, Bayern Munich may have lost a playmaker and a midfield engine in Bastian Schweinsteiger, and for a cheap soccer prize (Somewhere around 15 million Euros). However, they found another player that matched Bayern's midfield criterias in Arturo Vidal, Chile's gasoline vital to their Copa America win. Other than that, I didn't really note anything else which is probably my fault you guys won't get as much information from me. As for basketball, my San Antonio Spurs have had one of the best offseasons I've witnessed if we don't count every time LeBron James moves teams (His every move out of a team gets him an instant finals run). If he never have moved to Cleveland, his chances would've been lower in Miami prior to Bosh's injury. Let's get to the real talk now. The Spurs resigned Kawhi Leonard, a potential future cornerstone for a pretty fat contract but they got big discounts from future first ballot hall of famer and one of the top 5 D-wings in Danny Green. At first, I thought things were crumbling when they shipped of Aron Baynes and Tiago Splitter because I doubted Aldridge's welcome. On the other hand, my Patriots didn't exactly have an amazing offseason. Darrelle Revis left for his old team and in this exact moment, Tom Brady is being suspended although theire is a 30-70% chance that he might be appealed.

Lets start with soccer. I prefer saying soccer since I also follow American football but American football is more fussy. However, lets get to the conversation. Bayern sent off their longtime engine and Germany's Mercedes Benz in the midfield also known as Bastian Schweinsteiger. Although Manchester United are planning to flood their office with money for Thomas Muller, I don't think the move will happen. A lot of teams are also planning a move for their young star Mario Gotze but I think Bayern can hold on to him. Earlier this season, they acquired Douglas Costa from a team they destroyed in the Champions League. I believe it is quite a bold move to preserve the team if Ribery or Robben ever expires.

Moving on, we got basketball talk. At first, the San Antonio Spurs traded away quite a lot of players. They traded Splitter to Atlanta and got Aron Baynes out. I was quite shocked and honestly a bit worried. At that time, I doubted Aldridges welcome but they resignes Duncan, Leonard, and Green so their foundation was safe. After they recruited Aldridge, I instantly felt sorry for my friend that's a Portland fan. Not long after that, they signed David West from the Pacers for 1.5 million (The veteran minimum salary). They then sent off Cory Joseph but they got a third backup point guard in Ray Mccallum behind Mills and Parker. They sent their first round draft pick, Milutinov packing to Greece which was ideal but I say the Spurs' main loss was in Marco Belinelli. They lost a sharpshooter but the additions outweigh the negatives by over a ton.

Last of all, which I don't think will be so relevant is the Patriots' offseason. I don't see much activity because I really don't want to talk about it. Nevertheless, goodbye and hope you guys enjoyed this post.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My Sport Background

My Sport Life

As you might not know, I am a relatively large sport fan. I follow soccer, basketball, and football. I also might know a thing or two about hockey. In this post, hopefully you will know more about me and all the sport references I might make in the future. I will start with discussing about how I started enjoying sport and how I started following them. Since I originate from a country where us people aren't the best in what they they do (All the sports I mentioned earlier), my country has a great heart which accepts soccer. Kids play on the street like South Americans do but due to the lack of support given to athletes, most athletes which do great internationally have a potentially bad future.

First of all, I would like so share how I started to enjoy sports. I remember the very first sporting event I watched live on television was a Formula One race. I estimate that it was back in '07 and I remember Michael Schumacher in a bright red and white racing suit spraying champagne. I really thought it was a cool sport because I liked fast cars back then. I had and still have an F1 blanket and I would make car sounds in school. However, time has passed. I started soccer as a United fan at the end of the '09, just when Cristiano Ronaldo validated his huge move to Real Madrid. The first full time soccer match I watched was when Dimitar Berbatov made a beautiful hattrick when Manchester United downed Liverpool 3-2. I remember it was in 2010, and I loved the match. I then started to drift away from the mainstream BPL and I moved to German giants Bayern Munich. The main reason for that was an English team's absence in the UCL, which I'm positive is Man United and Chelsea's finals in the 07-08 season.


My love for basketball however was a little different. My father got my brother an NBA game for PC and I was terrible at it. I would watch him play everyday and the team he always chose was either the Chicago Bulls or the Dallas Mavericks. The reasons were: 1. They had cool logos, and 2. Jordan. I'm pretty sure Jordan wasn't in the game but the first team I liked was the Chicago Bulls because of Michael Jordan. All that changed when I moved schools. My friends knew a thing or two about basketball. It was the year when the Miami heat were dominating the East, as King James and his crew drove through young Rose's Bulls 4-1 but were ultimately shocked by most probably the deadliest 7-foot shooter also known as Dirk Nowitzki. I was a bandwagoner back then, but I understood more about the sport when I arrived in 4th grade. I rooted for the Spurs because I liked pop's beard and hair. They then lost to OKC, which got downed by the living triple double machine: LeBron James. The next year however was a bit different. The spurs were some thirty seconds from holding the Larry O'Brien trophy when one evil man, shooter of shooters Ray Allen pulled a cold blooded icy jumper in the buzzer which forced OT and it eventually pointed to game 7. For me, last year was a sweet success. We destroyed the Heat 4-1 which many witnessed as one of the best ball movements in history. 

Last but not least, my addiction for football just came last year. We are talking about of course, NFL Football just in case any pommes come near this blog. I started from scratch with no knowledge about football; I didn't know who the heck Peyton Manning was and I thought that Tom Brady was just a cool name for some kind of businessman. I didn't even know what the Super Bowl was and I literally thought that the only purpose of the game was to somehow make the ball go in the goal. The first time I heard about it was Seattle's first championship when they just destroyed Peyton and friends. When I first started 7th grade, I saw a Rams sticker on my teacher's laptop. I was looking at their division and I was thinking; hmm, the Rams? Nahh, my teacher likes them. Seattle and SF? Too mainstream. Arizona? Perfect. I started liking them alongside New England since Tom Brady was literally the second player I actually knew (First was Manning). Arizona were off to an amazing 9-1 start when their veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer torn his ACL. We were then off to a nosedive; a poor 11-5 finish that barely made it to the playoffs (Even below Carolina). In contrast, New England had a terrible start and were destroyed by the Chiefs, 41-14. They then finished strongly, enough to make a first seed finish which eventually won them a shiny 4th ring.
In conclusion, I enjoyed my teams' glory at the end of this year. New England won a Super Bowl, Arizona were very mediocre, Bayern of course won their league and the Spurs could've done better if it wasn't for losing Kawhi early on. Thanks for reading, even coming across it, and remember that all of this is based on my opinion and experience.

Monday, May 5, 2014

A New Book, A New Start

Right now, we are on a new book called Twelve Years A Slave. Many of you might have heard of it, and if you are interested of seeing the summary, go to this link: for my new book 12 Years A Slave and many more to come. I hope it will take me to bigger steps of summaries. If you guys are really looking forward for asking me to summarize a book, please leave a comment in this blog or in the other one.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Hacker Diaries: OVERALL SCORE

Hey, guys! I haven't updated for a few days, and man, it is good to be back. The book I have just made a summary about is finally finished, and I will make a book score and my opinion about the whole book. This book I was assigned with, my loyal fans was a book about different hackers and different roles they take in the hacking world. This book took a few weeks to review and summarize, and please let me know what book i should summarize next. It would be great if I had suggestions so you guys could hear summaries from your favorite books. This isn't a school task; don't misunderstand me, I am doing this for the people that want to see a summary for their favorite book, so I would be delighted if you send any suggestions. My first blog season was an amazing one, although I didn't get a lot of page views. My main priority isn't to impress readers. What I really want to do is impress myself and I haven't really done that. Dear readers, I would like to apologize if I have said any discomforting things in any of my posts, but like people say, let the bad times roll. So, lets get with criticism now.

This book was good, it has given me a lot of knowledge about computers and I knew thing that I didn't know before. The plots in the stories, however. They are fairly boring for a child like me, in this very young age. Although it was just a bit boring, I had some imaginary motivations that led me to finishing this book. This book has encouraged me to learn more about computers and hacking. The most likely candidate for my next summary is a book linked to computers, but if anyone wants a book, I could always make a summary about it. I would like to make a summary about the book adapted to a movie, the Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave if there aren't any comments in a few days. So, lets really skip to criticism.

The introduction was good, it was a good start and made us understand more about what will happen in the next chapters. It wasn't clear about who was writing, but after seeing all stories and trying to match characters in the stories with the character in the introduction, the most likely hacker is Mafiaboy. Genocide, from chapter one, was a probable black hat. He caused mischief and trouble, but however, like most hackers, he ended up going against hacking. Aaron, if you still remember him, the script kiddie from chapter two, took a different role in hacking. Joe, also from chapter two, never quit hacking and turned into a white hat. Mafiaboy, from chapter three, just got to juvie and no one ever heard from him anymore. Explotion and Pr0metheus, the brothers of mischief are just mad and terrible black hats. Illuminati! Satanists! That is what defines Pr0metheus. I have no doubt that he still hates god now. That kid is just hopeless. Explotion, on the other hand, also can't be cured. Those two hackers in my opinion are the meanest from the mean and the worst from the worse. When your'e mad, you don't hack; instead, you just let it all go. In my opinion, chapter 5 with WorldOfHell in it was the most boring chapter. I mean, all hacking groups are capable of doing that. Defacing, hacking sites, and finding yourself in a root system isn't so awesome when your'e a big bad group that can demolish sites. Those are too mainstream. Find something unusual a hacker never done! Chapter 6 was quite interesting. Although it was no more than a female hacker starting from the bottom, it wasn't so special. Look, i admire hackers for their capabilities, but when all you really do is deface, when are your real hacking powers going to be admired? Chapter 7 was the most interesting, in my opinion. White hat hackers are doing the right thing, and this is no typical white hat. Willie is a white hat no one knows. He thought his friend on how to hack and he really dug in and defined hacking, so he was the hacker with most morals so its no doubt he had the best story. H.D. Moore was a teenager full of hope. He was talented, and he got recruited for his brains. If I were to become a headhunter, I'd have my eye on him.

If you don't like this book, please do not blame me or the author. If you don't like this book, blame the hackers that they hadn't had a good enough life story. You can blame me too, if you don't like my summaries, but guys; seriously? If I am not a good enough summarizer, please tell me on what I could improve and how you want my reviews to be like because its not like I have a magic lamp that as if i rubbed it a genie would come out. Many people would ask, what makes a hacker? Why would hackers want to be hackers? The answers is, they're sick of their lives. Most hackers have divorced parents, and I feel sorry for them. You definitely can't blame them for being bad, but you can blame them for messing up industries. In my perspective, its not the hacker's fault. It is their parents' fault that they didn't raise their children well. After all guys, no one was born bad. Its how they grow up.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hacker Diaries Chapter 8

Rick Fleming got his knowledge about hacking changed this day. As a veteran air force intelligence operator, he worked on computer security  and intelligence programs. He also earned a master engineering about computers during his years of working. He is an amazing programmer and he was the best programmer you can scout. If he were to do something he wanted to do, he would hire H.D. Moore before anyone else did. He was always trying to scout new youth hackers and train them so they could be even better. When H.D. Moore came to his office, Fleming was surprised. All he saw was a teenager with a messed up haircut. and a sleek black jacket. When he arrived in CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), he was very surprised.

Fleming approached an IRC with Moore in it. Real time conversations. That was what he really needed. He asked Moore if he wanted to work in the Air Force. Moore immediately went to his office. When he was interviewed by Fleming, Moore was nervous. Before Fleming asked Moore on what specific areas he excelled in, he first asked Moore on his experience in computing. Moore told Fleming that he got some references from big companies like Yahoo! and Microsoft. He told Fleming that two years earlier before the interview he reported Microsoft and Yahoo! about the holes in their security system. Microsoft and Yahoo! agreed and would stock Moore with more references whenever he applied to a job. It was also revealed that Moore wrote a program script and worked with the Navy 's project called Shadow.

Moore was at his youth; he could absorb even more information more easily and even better, he had professional experience with the Navies. Because there was a complicated system that filtered subtle probes and attacks against military, Moore got the current code base and rewrote large chunks so that the base could be deployed in a single computer config. Moore explained that the patterns in the security and with Nmap, hackers could easily track and map the entire internet. Moore also stated that he found some coordinated attacks. He also concluded that this could be a threat to the national security. In a few weeks time, the Pentagon was threatened with attacks directed from multiple locations around the world. They were using Nmap, an amazing tool that can help track hackers.

However, the threat was real. Moore's analysis about Nmap was 100% correct. People that used it were untraceable. Some attackers even sent more than 3 probes a day. After so much talking, Fleming hired the youngster. The fastest way to detect an Nmap scan was to use Perl (Read chapters 2-4 before if still dazed) script. The problem about hiring Moore was that he wants to incorporate himself. But behind that cocky, silent persona, what impressed Fleming the most was how Moore could speak so fastly and back up his mind with what he had. And that was just the beginning.

H.D. Moore was born in 1981, Hawaii. His parents were divorced and he was sent crashing down. He was a troublemaker at some primary schools; once he even got dumped out of school before he even stayed there for a week. His real name was H.D; his parents wanted a Hindu name for him. He often got picked because of his name. The first computer he messed around with was a computer designed by one of the greatest hackers to step foot in this world; Steve Wozniak. When he was in his tough school years (Years 5-7) he was completely out of control and not a very intelligent kid that knew a lot about computers. He wrote his own programs and all he really done was send computers crashing. A few years passed, and when H.D was in high school, he was a bright kid who knew a lot about computers. When H.D moved to California with his mom, he was dropped out of school. The first thing he did after being dropped out wasn't cry like a person that lost all his hope; instead, he logged on to his computer. He dedicated his life to it and it really paid off. Trojan softwares that he made, he sent to fellow work mates in his IRC.

H.D wanted to go to school again and he got to a school where he chose his subjects and he was free. He chose his subjects and had countless hours of free time. He was considered a good hacker and sometimes it takes a hacker to beat a hacker. When he worked in CSC, he did a lot of projects and got a lot of paperwork. He also dialed VPNs. Some projects that he did were classified. He was even told to make offensive hack tools. Some of his scripts and tools were really useful. He got a lot of dough for his work he produced. He was then head of his division. A few years later, H.D resigned to be a freelancer. Whenever he was needed by Fleming, he could come and this time, Fleming hired him when business was big. Most days, when H.D was working too hard, he got to have a break. He usually uses a black DefCon shirt to work . Fleming even considers H.D too smart as a hacker. "He is one of the best hackers this world will ever encounter" Felming said. "I would place him at the top 20 worldwide".

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hacker Diaries: Chapter 7

In this very day, Willie Gonzalez's life was about to change. He was the average teenager that you would meet. Willie was an innocent child that never wanted to know much about computers. But unfortunately, this happened.

Willie met a teenager messing with a computer and he was told to press a button. The teenager looked hooked up to the computer, but Willie didn't know what else he could've done, so he pressed enter. When he did so, Willie was warned that he was inside the U.S government computer system. He was shocked, but in shock, he was also interested and he decided to go deeper inside hacking.

 Willie's parents were divorced. He had a bad life as a teenager. His mother was poor and he needed to get a part time job to work. He got a new father and moved to Miami. Although it was much better in Miami, high school still sucked. It was very boring. He got a better life and he could buy softwares with his stepfather. When he entered a BBS, he found out that you could get expensive softwares for free.

Willie was a child that hated school. He especially hated typing lessons. He was bad at them, so he went the easy way in. He hacked into a teacher's account and made him pass all the assignments. He got to change his score because he had unlimited access to admin accounts. he still hates school although he could find some tricks to get good grades, and that is by cheating.

When Willie was playing a game at home, his neighbor, called Kryp was a good friend of his. Their parents knew each other and that was when Kryp visited Willie to play a game. Willie was happy he got a friend to play with. Willie thought him on how the game works and all the logic behind the game. He really like How Kryp acted and that was why he thought Kryp. Kryp was intelligent and knew how the game worked, so he was caught up in Willie's hacking bait.

When Willie was 18, his mom was worried about him hacking and was afraid that he would get in some serious problem with the FBI or a big association. Willie didn't mind and he just kept on hacking. Today, Willie will hack himself to jail. Straight to jail by hacking a lot of companies, but not defacing them. He got the FBI curious but that didn't stop him.

A year had just passed. Willie was 19 and now he's got a job in a local Miami company. They didn't know Willie was a hacker, so Willie disguised as a technician and said that he had to fix the computer. Instead he just used the admin computer, opened command prompt, and destroyed files. He shook with the CEO after that and he had free lunch after job applying.

Willie met Kryp in Taco Bell. They had a good time together, they chat, and they shared some laughs. This thing they did they called a DP run, Dr. Pepper run, was a weekly thing. One week, Kryp asked Willie "Willie, are you a hacker?" Willie was surprised and told Kryp "Yes I am, Kryp. As a matter of fact, I have hacked hundreds of websites. Hacking is not bad. It is the person that is good or bad." That was the first time Willie explained about hacking. After a few DP runs with different teens, Kryp was asked the same question and answered just like his mentor.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hacker Diaries Chapter 6

It was unfamiliar for hackers. In DefCon, there were more well dressed people. A girl, Anna Moore just won an award. She was an intelligent child which learnt about DOS since she was 3. It was the conflict when AT&T crashed but for Anna, she learned programming. The internet was introduced to her when she was nine. She labels herself as a computer nerd. When it was 1996, she joined an IRC. It was when there were gangs in servers, banning everyone they want to. Those times were called nuking. It was when the IRC were at war.

Anna took a new online name 'Starla Pureheart'. She learnt to phreak phones the old fashioned way. She attempted to hack and described hacking as learning to dance in a body suit. She said that windows had a weak security system. She went deeper inside hacking when her dad got her a book to hack linux. She learnt the programming language 'C' and it was one of her favorite. When Anna's mom heard about 2600, it attracted her. But in her state, Oklahoma, it was inactive. The next time she tried to join 2600 was successful. She didn't get good information though. In 2600, they were asked if they wanted to join DefCon. She wanted to join but she needed to pay. Anna sold a Pokemon game, a Backstreet Boys CD, and a Mario 64 game. The money was raised and she could go.

In DefCon, the hotel they stayed in needed repairs. When they were to register, there were two registration lines; the white hat and the black hat. Defcon was what they expected; laughter, seriousness, and hacking. Anna really enjoyed it. Despite not being famous, Defcon kept in shape. In a mayhem, the third day, Anna has won the CyberEthicalSurfivor Contest. Everyone was impressed. Defcon was impressed. Anna was let to communicate with her father through email. Hacking, was a real passion. she went to university and took more courses.